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PART 2 Queen's Blade Rebellion - Ymir - 1/8 - Megahouse - StaffKommentare • PART 2 Queen's Blade Rebellion - Ymir - 1/8 - Megahouse - Staff

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    Moro (Vor 24 Tagen) #55283185I absolutely agree although I would push that starting date for the "Prepainted Golden Age" a little further back, to maybe 2004, because of figures like this one ITEM #945
    Collecting Eva stuff means there's a lot of older figures to be had, too. I really agree that figures almost seem like... the direction has been for a single massive sculpt with little or no options for the kind of price that could've gotten you 2 or 3 figures 5, 6 years ago. It's really hard to justify considering that not a lot of time has passed in between (and all the price-jacking apologists aren't helping at all, honestly, just look at the comments for Alter's Jeanne Alter for a look at that in progress.)


    Ooh, yeah! That one is also really nice! You made me check my collection and the oldest good looking ones I have in my collection are starting at 2006, but I do think price/quality wise in at least my own experience is 2007 (2006 was cheaper, but a lot lower quality in my observations). Do you have a specific one from 2004 (considering the one you linked is 2005) which could be the 'start' of good price/quality prepainted? In 2004 this classic was released ITEM #405 , although she looks rather simple if you see her right now. She could be a good milestone-point though. :) I personally also still have ITEM #19059 from 2004 on my wishlist, a very solid release. Eva-wise, I see mainly prize figures from 2004 on a roll from them. :)

    It seems like both of us are quite 'lucky' that both of our most loved franchises have quite some more affordable things to collect. I did recently bit the bullet for ITEM #604888 , even though I know that 5/6 years ago I could have maybe bought 2 Tanya's with that price. :/

    A lot of people specifically on this website seem to go through "Hope it won't be too expensive!" --> "Oh NO that price is way too expensive! How rude dfhdfskfdsk I remember when blablabla I won't buy it!" -->"OK, I bought her anyway lol, she's going to be worth it".

    In the end it's a luxury hobby, and for me, my income has not been increasing as much as these pirces are rising, so it's simple: I buy less. And the bit I buy is mostly secondhand stuff from older franchises which, luckily for me, also brings me more joy than most new series on the market nowadays.
    Vor 21 Tagen
    1pt
    Maakie (Vor 24 Tagen) #55282619I'm 100% serious whenever I talk about the 'Megahouse Golden Years' (2007-2012) and I think that maybe the general prepainted figure collecting golden years could be 2007-2012 too (with some exceptions of course). I recently also talked with someone else about how 'basic' most new figures seem to be nowadays. Yes, their quality is high, but the amount of fancy bases, figures coming with multiple display options etc., is getting lower and lower. :/ And if they come with something special it's advertised heavily instead of things being a surprise/bonus like with a figure as this.
    *sighs* Well, luckily for me, I'm mainly into collecting from older franchises and characters, so I have affordable prices for most figures I still want and can be surprised like how I was with this figure with my 'new' buys. :)

    I absolutely agree although I would push that starting date for the "Prepainted Golden Age" a little further back, to maybe 2004, because of figures like this one ITEM #945
    Collecting Eva stuff means there's a lot of older figures to be had, too. I really agree that figures almost seem like... the direction has been for a single massive sculpt with little or no options for the kind of price that could've gotten you 2 or 3 figures 5, 6 years ago. It's really hard to justify considering that not a lot of time has passed in between (and all the price-jacking apologists aren't helping at all, honestly, just look at the comments for Alter's Jeanne Alter for a look at that in progress.)
    Vor 24 Tagen
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    Moro (Vor 27 Tagen) #55019477I miss when figure companies made figures like this with real display options and neat features. Nowadays you'd have to pay at least 15,000jpy for a figure like this if it got made at all.

    I'm 100% serious whenever I talk about the 'Megahouse Golden Years' (2007-2012) and I think that maybe the general prepainted figure collecting golden years could be 2007-2012 too (with some exceptions of course). I recently also talked with someone else about how 'basic' most new figures seem to be nowadays. Yes, their quality is high, but the amount of fancy bases, figures coming with multiple display options etc., is getting lower and lower. :/ And if they come with something special it's advertised heavily instead of things being a surprise/bonus like with a figure as this.

    *sighs* Well, luckily for me, I'm mainly into collecting from older franchises and characters, so I have affordable prices for most figures I still want and can be surprised like how I was with this figure with my 'new' buys. :)
    Vor 24 Tagen
    2pt
    I miss when figure companies made figures like this with real display options and neat features. Nowadays you'd have to pay at least 15,000jpy for a figure like this if it got made at all.
    Vor 27 Tagen
    1pt
    victorviper (Vor 29 Tagen) #54805403It had never really registered with me that Ymir's arms had articulation points; Megahouse did the same thing with Mirim ITEM #9209 and that was a nice feature, as it added some posing options.
    It's too bad that the pegs in Ymir's outfit don't quite want to close properly and many of these Megahouse QB figures were notorious for this kind of thing. There's a spot on my Mirim figure where the pegs only want to close part of the way, but fortunately her outfit is secure and it's not too noticeable. Then, there's Airi ITEM #152. When I bought that figure new, trying to get her dress removed and then put back on (to remove all the plastic sheeting) was probably the most difficult figure maneuver I've ever attempted!
    It'll be interesting to see the Ymir cosplay project. This is an interesting outfit for cosplay since the chest area of this outfit is, for lack of a better term, very...open. It seems like it will be a challenge to realize this outfit in a way that everything that is supposed to be covered up stays covered up.


    Heh, same for me! Until this comment I did not know ITEM #9209 had articulation points! I recently almost bought that figure by the way. Someone locally was selling her really cheap, but I decided to pass as that person had glued the clothes...the very same thing I'm contemplating on now doing on this figure myself. :/

    I think we just had to go through this phase of 'bad cast offs' before manufacturers learned what the correct way would be. I think we talked before about ITEM #152 , mine has huge issues with her back ribbon not wanting to stay in place and when that back ribbon pops off, the rest of her outift also easily comes off too...and of course, trying to wiggle that outfit around her breasts (both when putting on and off) was ridiculous! I never casted her off again after unboxing her. I do really love that figure though, she has the sweetest face: PICTURE #255816 . I have been thinking of selling mine as I was thinking of focussing on Ymir only in my Queen's Blade collection, but I have a hard time letting her go. :')

    Most cosplayers that did this outfit 'cheated' by making the corset actually cover their breasts instead of only the straps being on top of them. Most of them also had less of an open back and the black fabric of the skirt not being see-through. That really takes off most of the ecchiness of the design. However, I really want to go accurate. For my ITEM #162402 cosplay I made a fake chest, covered with skin colored fabric. I then had the possibility to attach the open sides of the shirt to the skin covered fabric, so the shirt would always be 'open', while nothing nude was to be seen. I'm thinking of similar tricks for this Ymir's top and probably also her skirt. Anyhow, it will be quite a challenge for sure! :)
    Vor 29 Tagen
    1pt
    It had never really registered with me that Ymir's arms had articulation points; Megahouse did the same thing with Mirim ITEM #9209 and that was a nice feature, as it added some posing options.

    It's too bad that the pegs in Ymir's outfit don't quite want to close properly and many of these Megahouse QB figures were notorious for this kind of thing. There's a spot on my Mirim figure where the pegs only want to close part of the way, but fortunately her outfit is secure and it's not too noticeable. Then, there's Airi ITEM #152. When I bought that figure new, trying to get her dress removed and then put back on (to remove all the plastic sheeting) was probably the most difficult figure maneuver I've ever attempted!

    It'll be interesting to see the Ymir cosplay project. This is an interesting outfit for cosplay since the chest area of this outfit is, for lack of a better term, very...open. It seems like it will be a challenge to realize this outfit in a way that everything that is supposed to be covered up stays covered up.
    Vor 29 Tagen
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